Smart Growth and Transit-Oriented Development

The social and physical environments we live in can make us thrive or hold us back. Part II of ABCD's Poverty by Design Seminars will focus on the extent to which Smart Growth - easy access to public transit and choices, walkable neighborhoods, homes and businesses side-by side, and more - can improve the lives of low-income residents and enhance vulnerable communities.  

Join Us To Help Ask the Tough Questions...

  • How does Smart Growth help us rethink key aspects of today’s neighborhood layouts?
  • Are there downsides to Smart Growth for poor communities?
  • Does Smart Growth lead to gentrification?

and leave with answers that lead to action!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ABCD Melnea Cass Room, 3rd Fl

178 Tremont Street, Downtown Boston

(Light refreshments 2:30 p.m.)


Please click here for full bios of the panelists. 


Seminar Packet

The following items will be included in the packet materials:

Additional Resources

Will be updated as resources become available. 

Also mark your calendars for the final installment of the neighborhood design series!

Part III- Poverty by Design

Thursday, June 29, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 PM, ABCD